phpmyadmin and lighttpd and debian = 404 - Not Found

Bug #179484 reported by Karol Krizka on 2007-12-31
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
lighttpd (Debian)
Fix Released
lighttpd (Ubuntu)
phpmyadmin (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: phpmyadmin

I first installed lighttpd using aptitude and then I did sudo aptitude install phpmyadmin and selected the option to automatically configure lighttpd. Then I reloaded lighttpd as instructed, and finally pointed my browser to http://localhost/phpmyadmin. There I got the error 404 - Not Found.

I am not sure where the problem lies, because I also manually tried to enable the phpmyadmin on lighttpd by typing it lighty-enable-mod phpmyadmin and I was informed that it was already enabled. The file /etc/lighttpd/conf-enabled/50-phpmyadmin.conf exists and links to /etc/lighttpd/conf-available/50-phpmyadmin.conf which links to /etc/phpmyadmin/lighttpd.conf. Also the problem persists after I restarted my computer, so there wasn't a problem with lighttpd not reloading the configuration.

Is there a logfile that I can look to to see if there are some problems? errors.log and access.log don't show anything out of place.

Karol Krizka (kkrizka) wrote :

I forgot to mention, I am running Hardy Heron and lighttpd 1.4.18-1ubuntu1 and phpmyadmin 2.11.3-1.

Wladston Viana (wladston) wrote :

I'm having the exact same problem, but under gusty.

Wladston Viana (wladston) wrote :

found something - if you run http://yourhost/phpmyadmin/index.php, it works.
Looks like lighttpd is unable to locate index.php, or maybe mod_alias isn't working....

Stephan Ruegamer (sadig) wrote :

Dear reporter,

fun part: lighttpd ships a configuration with this as default:

## files to check for if .../ is requested
index-file.names = ( "index.php", "index.html",
                               "index.htm", "default.htm",
                               "index.lighttpd.html" )

so index.php needs to be recognized...mod_alias is enabled by default.

To get the real bug:

1. Read
2. Set them to the highest level...
3. Reproduce it
4. Check /var/log/lighttpd/error.log
5. Attach your error logs in this bug.

Thx for your help,


Wladston Viana (wladston) wrote :


Did that.

I think most of the debug variables discribed there doesn't work, because of that :

2008-04-03 18:10:27: (server.c.915) WARNING: unknown config-key: debug.dump-unknown-headers (ignored)
2008-04-03 18:10:27: (server.c.915) WARNING: unknown config-key: debug.log-condition-cache-handling (ignored)
2008-04-03 18:10:27: (server.c.915) WARNING: unknown config-key: auth.debug (ignored)
2008-04-03 18:10:27: (server.c.915) WARNING: unknown config-key: proxy.debug (ignored)
2008-04-03 18:10:27: (server.c.915) WARNING: unknown config-key: proxy-core.debug (ignored)
2008-04-03 18:10:27: (server.c.915) WARNING: unknown config-key: simple-vhost.debug (ignored)
2008-04-03 18:10:27: (server.c.915) WARNING: unknown config-key: webdav.log-xml (ignored)

But I think I got a good error log. Can you please take a look at it ?

Wladston Viana (wladston) wrote :

I finally figured out why the bug happens:

http://localhost/phpmyadmin -> no good
http://localhost/phpmyadmin/ -> works!

Chaning my settings to this :

alias.url = ("/phpmyadmin" => "/usr/share/phpmyadmin")

Fully solved the issue. Please, fix it!!


Michal Čihař (nijel) wrote :

Debian package ships with this:

alias.url += (
    "/phpmyadmin" => "/usr/share/phpmyadmin",

You need to change it to make it work or Ubuntu uses some different config?

Wladston Viana (wladston) wrote :

if you are 100% sure that the default setting is this one, you can mark the bug as fixed, those are the settings that make it work.

Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote :

Yes, the default is "/phpmyadmin" => "/usr/share/phpmyadmin".
Marking "Fix released".

Changed in lighttpd:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in phpmyadmin:
status: New → Fix Released
Paul van Genderen (paulvg) wrote :

It's not a bug in PHPMyAdmin

Changed in phpmyadmin:
status: Fix Released → Invalid
Changed in lighttpd:
status: Invalid → Confirmed
Paul van Genderen (paulvg) wrote :

The title is misleading, it has nothing to do with PHPMyAdmin. I've linked the Debian bug, please read it. If you comment out these lines in /etc/lighttpd/conf-available/10-cgi.conf, aliases will work again:

$HTTP["remoteip"] == "" {
       alias.url += ( "/cgi-bin/" => "/usr/lib/cgi-bin/" )
       $HTTP["url"] =~ "^/cgi-bin/" {
               cgi.assign = ( "" => "" )

Otherwise Lighttpd tries to access files in the document-root directory.

Changed in lighttpd:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
summary: - phpmyadmin and lighttpd = 404 - Not Found
+ phpmyadmin and lighttpd and debian = 404 - Not Found
Changed in lighttpd (Debian):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Simon Hirscher (codethief) wrote :

I can't confirm the bug on Ubuntu server 10.04. Installed lighttpd; enabled ssl, simple-vhost and fastcgi; installed php5-cgi and php5-mysql; installed phpmyadmin. Went to "" => phpMyAdmin login prompt! :)

Simon Hirscher (codethief) wrote :

Oops, didn't look at the date. I think we can close this now…

Changed in lighttpd (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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